Skip to main content

Shoot: Oily Skin

Lesson 25 from: Photographing Challenging Features

Lindsay Adler

buy this class


Sale Ends Soon!

starting under


Unlock this classplus 2200+ more >

Lesson Info

25. Shoot: Oily Skin

Lesson Info

Shoot: Oily Skin

Ready for you. Did you oil up? Oh yeah. Okay. (laughter) She oiled up for me, okay. So this is enhanced oil for the sake of education. (laughter) Thanks. So let's take a look at that gorgeous oil. Okay. (laughter) Alright. What's the power on that one John? Low? Well I haven't touched it. Okay. That should be still low. Oh man yeah. (chuckles) Looking good. She's a bit shiny. Before blotting it off, because then I can't demo, we're gonna switch our light source. I'm gonna start with this back far ish. I've got a big light source so it'll already be quite soft so we're just gonna bring it back a little bit 'cause this is pretending it's not quite as big. Try this. Maybe in a little. Like there? Sure. So I've got a softer light source. Go all the way? We'll test it. Already though, because it's a little bit bigger and not a specular, see how it spread out the highlights a bit? So it spread it out. Not quite as shiny. Alright John, you wanna bring it in? Bringing it in, br...

inging it in. And turn towards that just a little bit. Great. And head back towards me. Beautiful. That would've been full power. Was it? We didn't dump this capacity yet. It supposed to dump itself. That's pretty good. So see how the highlight spread out? It's still there but it's softer and it's spread out because it's a bigger reflection so it doesn't look like it's a problem. So if we compare all of this. If you take a look at our first shot. Last one. I mean, it's totally different. So, sometimes it's not just about the big light source being soft and not a specular, it's also about the highlight getting bigger and spreading out so you don't see it as much. Now, next thing just real quick. Hi. (giggles) Would you do me a favor? You're looking a little bit shiny to the camera. (laughter) My forehead. It's gonna be serious. Oh! (laughter) We have paper towels if you want. Just keep going. Ew! Thanks for doing that. (laughter) Like I said, this is baby oil, okay? Alright, I feel alright. Hold on. Thanks. One more. And look back at me. Perfect. And I'll lighten it up just a little bit. So now it's a nice even highlight. Doesn't have the bright specular highlights. No more oily skin. Excellent. Questions? Pete, you have a question right there. Let me get the mic. So quick. Where do you get that HD powder? Where do you find that? Lots of places. They have a HD powder literally at CVS even. If you wanna be fancy, MAC. Any makeup brand has an HD powder. Hi. During the uneven skin portion you were mentioning the X-Rite Passport ColorChecker, do you use that to set white balance in camera or in post? Good question. You can actually set it in camera if you wanted to but I do it in post. And as relevant to that, for right now I'm shooting all Profoto. Shooting Profoto D1 Air 500 watts if anyone's like what is this gear. I know that the white balance I like my camera preset closest as the little flash, the little lightning bolt one, is closest that it's real close to accurate. But if I want it perfectly accurate, then I take a picture of that ColorChecker.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Features Keynote

Ratings and Reviews

Sharma Shari

This class was amazing! It was great seeing a demo class with real people. As a wedding photographer that specializes in offbeat/non traditional couples, it is always good to see how I can enhance all my clients beautiful features, and make them feel their best and confident when I am taking their photos!

a Creativelive Student

I was so excited to get the chance to learn from Lindsay live, and this course did not disappoint! The techniques she shared were insightful and straightforward. I felt like seeing them on different subjects throughout the day really helped to cement the concepts and grow my photography tools to bring out the best in those I'm photographing. I'm not a studio photographer, but the ideas apply in natural light as well.

maria manolaros

Great class! Impressive amount of tips on posing, lighting and photoshop techniques , a real good no nonsense approach by superb teacher. Numerous amounts of thumbs ups

Student Work